This is a town full of associations, which usually just gives us something to gawk at when we walk around the city. Political scientists, videographers, historians, architects, anthropologists. I think it would make for a good tourist group bingo game.
In this case however, the association is giving not just amusement but ten pounds of candy. The National Confectioner’s Association just put up a contest that they’re having judged by four “celebrity” bloggers from Gizmodo and other big blogs. All you have to do is amuse them by providing the best costume idea, posted in their comments. Win and you get enough snacks to take you through hockey playoffs next year. You know, so you have something to eat as you watch the Caps pound on the Penguins.
Yes, I do happen to have a personal connection to NCA which is why I heard about this so quickly. However kissing up to me will garner you no favors. Which should not stop you from sending me free beer. Say, if you’re from the brewer’s association.